TMS Song of the Day

April 23, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

Billy Bragg & Wilco - "California Stars"

Mermaid Avenue was the title of an album recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco, based off of unused lyrics written by folk legend Woody Guthrie. Guthrie's family approached Bragg to set the lyrics to music, and he in turn recruited Wilco to assist in the effort. The album went on to garner a Grammy nomination for best contemporary folk album in 1998. "California Stars" remains a fan favorite for Wilco on tour.